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Air base in Red Cross blood challenge

PEARCE air base personnel recently rolled up their sleeves to take part in the 2016 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Defence Blood Challenge. The annual event challenges navy, army, air force and defence civilians to see which group can achieve ...

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Deadly virus warning

RABBIT owners are being warned to protect their pets from a deadly new strain of calicivirus which is spreading across the Perth Hills and foothills. Department of Agriculture and Food research officer Susan Campbell said the haemorrhagic virus strain known ...

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Ambulance ramping surges

THERE are concerns Midland Hospital is struggling to cope with demand with new WA Health Department figures revealing ambulances were ramped outside WA hospitals for 2,180 hours in September, up on 794 hours recorded in September 2015. The September surge ...

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Warning over vaccine sceptics

FOLLOWING a whooping cough outbreak at a Hills primary school the state’s peak doctor body is urging the community not to be conned by the misinformation anti-vaccination advocates spread. The WA Health Department attributed the outbreak to a range of ...

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Ageing disgracefully in Beechboro

More than 600 people attended the City of Swan’s ageing disgracefully event in Beechboro and took full advantage of the live music, entertainment, comedy, information stalls and morning tea. Information stalls covered all aspects on how to eat right, stay ...

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Whooping cough outbreak

A PERFECT storm of low immunisation rates and a less effective whooping cough vaccine are contributing to an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease at a hills school. A WA Health Department spokesman said whooping cough notifications had increased in ...

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Dementia a lonely battle

AS the nation marks Dementia Awareness Month, a Mt Helena couple say they are not surprised research has found people living with dementia are twice as lonely as the general public. Valerie Jenner and her husband Bob Page, have advocated ...

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Youth mental health funds for Ellenbrook

YOUTH Focus will help provide mental health, counseling, family and education services for young people in Ellenbrook in collaboration with existing service providers. Youth Focus chief executive officer Fiona Kalaf said their collaboration process would include school support and youth ...

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Elective surgery cancelled

ELECTIVE surgery at Midland Hospital was cancelled last month after operators St John of God Health Care ran out of funding. A Health Department spokesperson for the East Metropolitan Health Service confirmed 105 non-urgent elective surgery cases booked in the ...

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